Monday, October 26, 2009

NYT Thinks Its Telling the CNN Story; But They're Wrong, as Usual

This is funny. CNN drops to last place - fourth - against all other cable news networks, including its own spinoff, HLN.

The story, in the New Yawk Times uses the numbers to show how badly CNN is doing. What the numbers really show is how great FOX is doing. Check out these numbers...
For the month, CNN averaged 202,000 viewers between the ages of 25 and 54 – the group that television news organizations use as their basis of success because of their advertising sales. That was far behind the dominant leader, Fox News, which averaged 689,000. But it also trailed MSNBC, which had 250,000 viewers in that group and HLN, which had 221,000.
Now the big story could be than CNN is slightly lower than MSNBC and HLN...or it could be that FOX has almost three times more viewers of the golden demographic in prime time than the distant second place network....which trails far, far, far, far, far behind.

What we have here is the Big Bad WOLF and the three little piggies. And it hardly matters which little piggy is a quarter of an inch shorter than the other two.

Serioulsy people, who covers the "news" this way?

In a TOTALLY UNRELATED story...."Newspaper Circulation Drop Accelerates"
The New York Times stayed in third place at 927,851, down 7.3 percent from the same period of 2008. Its Sunday edition remained the top weekend seller at 1.4 million, a decrease of 2.6 percent.
Does anyone but us see the irony here?

The Gunslinger
Enemy of the transparent Fringe Media


  1. Do yourself a favour and look up executive orders 13494, 13495 and 13502.

  2. Total protection of unions...and promotion of 'government' workers, even when they're actually employees of contracted companies.

    Boy...all in the name of "efficiency". Yeah, right.